ManchesterPlatz by Steve Douglas

Between two homely streets In a little town called Trudering, Near Munich Germany There’s a forever piece of Manchester for any Red to see. A pristine square and a patch of grass hosts a stone mount copy of our tribute plaque. Offered in 2004 to the good souls of...

A Poem by Ian Gibson

He was sat in his favourite place in the world Nestled on grand daddy’s knee His attention was drawn by the evening news That had started upon the TV He watched in amazement as fully grown men Were stood with their heads facing down Some wiping tears from their...

They Will Not Play Again: A Poem by Mike Madden

On a cold Munich day in the ice and the snow Forty-four souls filled with fear, filled with hope In the dark, in the flames there was nowhere to hide Twenty-one lived but twenty-three died Pioneers all for the game for the score Lost their lives for the cause of the...

Ode to the Busby Babes: A Poem by Phil Dennett

In memory of David Pegg, Billy Whelan, Duncan Edwards, Eddie Colman, Tommy Taylor, Geoff Bent, Mark Jones and Roger Byrne and all the non-players who died so tragically and needlessly as a result of the crash at Munich airport on February 6 1958. Dedicated to United...

Did You Know Duncan Edwards: A Poem

Did you know Duncan Edwards, Dad, I mean really- really know? It’s just you’ve kept so many cuttings from all those years ago. And were the babes the greatest, the greatest ever team? Or just enshrined here in this history, just a bygone boyhood dream. Now I know you...

The Lads They Played a Simple Game

The Lads they played a simple gameAfter seeing them you could never look at football the sameChampions of EnglandAll home grownBut known far and wide beyond their homeOn the way back from a tripTragedy struckWhich made the world believe United would slipBut through...

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